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I’m back.  A huge thank you to everyone who encouraged me to get back to blogging, and who kept your Patreon subscriptions active (if you didn’t, I totally get it). I’ve been extremely tied down with a communications contract for the last five-ish months, and it was tempting, at times, just to shut this site …

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I suppose it could be a coincidence that Johnny Manziel announced he has signed on with the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Ti-Cats… early on the Saturday morning of a long weekend. I mean, why would the Heisman Trophy-winning, turmoil-plagued quarterback want to bury the fact that he is doing the northern walk of shame for washed-up former …

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I’ve always wanted to headline a post with clickbait. Preferably one that doesn’t include swear words (many, many of you, especially my male readers and my mom, get quite disgusted when I do that). Will it work? Let’s watch. It’s true though. In a recent poll commissioned by Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission and conducted by Abacus Data, people …

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(Featured image credit: @swbooster) Full disclosure – I bought a Saskatchewan NDP membership to vote in their leadership race. I bought a Saskatchewan Party membership to vote in their leadership race too. As of posting this, I have not yet voted in the Saskatchewan NDP leadership election. I also really like both Meili and Wotherspoon, …

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I want safe air travel, and I understand that in light of these troubled times, extra steps have been taken at airports to ensure that we all arrive at our destinations safely and in one piece. So, I do my part, dutifully dumping my products into travel bottles and squinting at the volumes on my …

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It’s about time, right? I have been so slow in posting over the last couple of months, in part because I’ve been blessed with offers to write for money for other publications far more esteemed than this humble little blog. But, you guys have been asking and that’s so awesome. I really appreciate your patience. …

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It seems like just yesterday that I was sitting on my patio at the lake one hot August morning, learning that the rumours were true: Brad Wall was resigning. It’s been a long, gruelling campaign – a marathon ran at a sprint’s pace – and as much as I’ve given candidates a hard time, they …

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Let’s establish parameters around the notion of political patronage, and why it matters. Political patronage occurs when a person is rewarded – usually through favors, appointments to public office or boards, or by receiving contracts or grants –  for supporting a specific party and/or politician by campaigning for them, or through financial donations. To be clear: patronage is …

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Check out Part 1 here for what you need to know about each candidate’s campaign.  The nomination deadline for the Saskatchewan Party to select the successor to Brad Wall—and by extension, the next premier of Saskatchewan—has passed. Ballots have been mailed out to party members and now we await the results, which will play out on January …

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